Derek, Matt, and Alastair are joined by Sean McDowell. Check out his latest book, The Fate of the Apostles.

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  • Clarke Morledge

    Thanks for the interview with Sean. Now, can you all arrange a discussion between Sean and Candida Moss? Now, that would be something!!

  • Stephen Crawford

    I appreciated Sean’s comments highlighting the reason why early Christian martyrs died. I have this hunch that sometimes really solid Christian apologetics are sometimes concealed by the form they take, like the argument: “Christians died for their faith; other people don’t do this; therefore, you should believe in Christianity.” As a straightforward argument that is designed to compel someone to belief against their will, no, this doesn’t seem to hold up so well. However, the martyrs’ deaths aren’t like other deaths. There’s a peculiar logic at work in them that radiates through their actions. So I don’t think they compel someone against his or her will, but they are persuasive. As the word “martyr” suggests, her death is one of the greatest proclamations of the Gospel. The loveliness of the Evangel is strikingly put on display. It’s worlds apart from, say, a suicide bomber.